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Apazidis receives Courage in Leadership Award

Medfield High School senior Marianna Apazidis is the recipient of this year's Sam Berns Courage in Leadership Award from the Norfolk District Attorney's Office. Apazidis was recognized by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Rowe and was presented with the award by Sam Berns' parents at the Peer Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Cross Insurance...
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DSHS honors NHS inductees

By Katie Hennessey Hometown Weekly Intern Last Thursday, October 17, 66 Dover-Sherborn High School students were inducted into the Dover-Sherborn chapter of National Honor Society (NHS), marking one of the largest induction ceremonies in the school’s history. Students at Dover-Sherborn High School are invited to apply to NHS if they have a grade point average of 3.8...
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Downey Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

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The U.S. Department of Education has named Westwood’s Downey Elementary School a National Blue Ribbon School for 2019, joining 362 other schools from around the nation. Schools are awarded a National Blue Ribbon based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “It is an honor to be named...
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Bates, Hardy schools recognized for achievement

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Two Wellesley elementary schools were recently honored by the Commonwealth for high academic achievement. Katharine Lee Bates Elementary and John D. Hardy elementary were named 2018 Massachusetts Schools of Recognition at a Statehouse ceremony on Friday, June 7. Bates and Hardy are among 57 schools across the state receiving this distinction, which recognizes...
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Medfield students count on Marissa Gumas

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It isn’t a shock to anyone who knows her that Marissa Gumas, a seventh grade math teacher at Blake Middle School, is one of the finalists for Massachusetts’ 2020 Teacher of the Year award. Anyone who walks into Gumas’ classroom will immediately be struck by the colorfulness of the space. Most of...
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Friends of St. Patrick celebrate

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Co-operative Bank did so much for Walpole that for the first time ever, the Friends of St. Patrick named a business as their “Person of the Year.” Giving the award to a business rather than an individual may have been unprecedented, but as Friends of St....
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Chamber celebrates Needham Night

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Three Needham businesses, one local entrepreneur and a local legend were honored at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s second annual Needham Night Dinner, Jan. 30 at the Needham Sheraton Hotel. Needham Night is an evening dedicated to celebrating the town’s economic and cultural vitality. Robert Glazer, founder and CEO of Needham-based global performance marketing agency...
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Evan Anderson, Eagle Scout

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Evan Michael Anderson, son of Ed Anderson and Tee Stock of 49 Hillcrest Road, received his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor held Sunday, January 6, at the VFW Hall in Needham. Although Boy Scouts of America has existed for 106 years, only 6 percent of its members have attained this highest...
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